Friday, September 9, 2011

Enjoying laying low...

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on our week here at home. We've been enjoying our time together immensely. The kids are playing hard, although Levi has spouted a little tough-guy attitude with his big sister all of a sudden; now it seems like we are getting after him for picking on Caylee as much as we're after Caylee for picking on him. We love it though.

The home healthcare nurse came out yesterday to check Levi out and draw his labs. We got his results back today, and all his levels look good and are in the normal ranges. His ANC is still sub-500, so no playing outside or taking any trips yet. But that's ok; we've been having fun just hanging out here at home.

We talked to the doctor's office down at Riley, and they said that they will take a look at his blood test results that he'll have drawn on Monday to confirm whether or not he'll start chemo again on Wednesday. He has to have an ANC level of 750 before they start. If it's not up to that level yet, them may delay the start of the third round by a few days. My guess, though, is that his ANC will be high enough by Wednesday, especially if he rebounds similarly to the way he did after his first round.

I took the day off of work today, and enjoyed my time spent here at home. We got some house stuff done (always helps to have Steph here to motivate me), and logged several hours on the floor rough-housing with the kids. It is fun to see Levi jump right in to the mix. He is doing so well here at home, he's sleeping around 11 hours at night, eating more than Caylee is, and walking/running all over the place.

We are waiting on a visit from his Uncle Nate, Aunt Amy, and his little cousin Xavier. We're looking forward to a fun weekend with them. I hope you all have a great weekend, enjoy the time with your families, and as we hit the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, take some time to pray for peace and for the safety for our police and firemen, as well as all of our troops in uniform sacrificing so much for this country that we love.

Love you all,
Michael, Stephanie, Caylee, and little Levi

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